Massaranduba is used in bridge decks, various construction and garden projects. Furthermore, this tropical type of wood is suitable for tuning and wind instruments. Massaranduba planks are often used for parquet floors.
Fresh 1050-1350 kg/m3. At 12% moisture content 900-1100 kg/m3.
Massaranduba is known for its dark red colour.
Freshly sawn, Massaranduba wood is flesh-coloured, darkening to greyish reddish brown, dark reddish brown or sometimes purplish brown. The heartwood is clearly distinguishable from the 30-50 mm wide white to light brown sapwood. Massaranduba hardwood has a favourable strength and has little deflection at shorter lengths.
Straight, sometimes slightly wavy or slightly cross-threaded.
This tropical hardwood has a fine grain.
Massaranduba wood dries very slowly, with a strong tendency to deformation and surface cracks or end cracks.
Despite its high density, it is fairly easy to work with. Massaranduba has a nice smooth finish. The fine dust can cause inflammation of the eyes and mucous membranes.
Pre-drilling is necessary with this type of hardwood.
Finishing of surface
Suriname, Guyanas, Brazil and Central America.
Maçaranduba, maparajuba (Brazil), balata rouge, balata franc, bois boulet (French Guiana), bulletwood, beefwood (Guyana), bolletrie, balata, horse meat wood (Suriname).
In Suriname balata (which is better than rubber for some applications) is tapped from the tree.
Massaranduba is listed in the NEN 5493 'Quality requirements for hardwood in earth, road and hydraulic engineering works and other construction applications.
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